Summer Camps & Tots in the Park

***Notice to the Public***

We regret to announce that summer camps and Tots in the Park have been cancelled for the 2020 season. With the safety of our community, staff, and volunteers in mind, Pringle Nature Center will be closed until further notice. Those who signed up for summer programs will be notified and refunded. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you as soon as we are able to resume in-person programming. In the meantime, please take advantage of our free, family-friendly nature activities posted biweekly.

2020 Summer Camps

Pringle Nature Center gets your kids out of the house and into nature with our summer camps! Campers will explore the pond, prairie, and forest of Bristol Woods County Park through hands-on experiments, games, and other nature-based activities. Each summer camp is led by 2 trained PNC staffers. The staff to camper ratio is 1:7-8 for all camps.

Explorers
June 30th-July 3rd: 10 am-1 pm
Do you know a budding adventurer who can’t wait to explore all the outdoors has to offer? This camp is for them! Campers will learn skills to help them navigate, survive in, and appreciate the natural habitats of Bristol Woods, all while enjoying games and hands-on activities with their fellow explorers.
Ages: 9-11
$60/$45 for members

Gross!
July 7th-10th: 10 am-1 pm
Let’s Get Rid of Our Silly Stereotypes about Nature’s stranger bits by exploring all things Gooey, Repellent, Odd, Spooky, and Slinky. We will learn about the “weird science” in our own park with hands-on activities and experiments focused on the organisms that survive using unconventional means. Campers will end the week with a mud day—don’t forget your towel!
Ages: 6-8
$60/$45 for members

Nature Olympics
July 13th-17th: 10 am-12 pm, optional 12-1 pm “lunch bunch"
Let your little ones get their wiggles out by imitating the creatures that crawl, swim, and flutter their way through the park! We will learn about how animals survive and move in their habitats with hands-on nature exploration and plenty of games. Campers will cheer each other on in their own “Nature Olympics” at the end of the week.
Ages: 4-5
$40/$30 for members
+ optional "lunch bunch" (12-1 pm) $20/$15 for members

See below for registration instructions. Early (member) registration opens March 4th. Public registration opens March 11th.

2020 Tots in the Park

Budding scientists will enjoy the wonders of nature with hands-on exploration in Bristol Woods County Park! This program, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks and County Executive Jim Kreuser, is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Our hour-long program gets children outside and having fun in nature.

This year, Tots in the Park will meet at Pringle Nature Center for six consecutive Mondays, each from 10-11 am.

June 14: Forest Friends
June 22: Sensational Senses
June 29: Pond Pals
July 6: Going Green
July 13: Buggin' Out
July 20: Nature Artists

See below for registration instructions. Early (member) registration opens March 4th. Public registration opens March 11th.

Policies

Please carefully read the policies below before registering your child.


Tots in the Park

  • Children must have turned the required age by the start of Tots in the Park.
  • Children must be always accompanied by a parent or guardian. Accompanying adults are asked to limit use of technology during this time and participate in activities with the children.
  • PNC reserves the right to cancel a session due to insufficient enrollment. If cancelled, all fees will be fully refunded.
  • If you decide to take your child out of Tots in the Park after enrolling, 100% of the program fee will be refunded, provided you notify PNC by May 25th. If notice is received between May 25th and June 1st, a 50% refund will be issued. If notice is received after June 1st, there will be no refund.
  • As this is an outdoor program, PNC reserves the right to cancel a session due to severe weather (i.e., heat advisory, severe storms, etc.) for the safety of families and PNC staff. Parents/guardians will be notified of the cancellation by email as soon as possible. Refunds will not be issued in the case of severe weather.
  • Children and accompanying adults should bring the following to each session: any necessary medication, weather-appropriate clothing, hat, closed-toe shoes, water bottle, sunblock, and insect repellent.
  • Children are not allowed to bring any of the following to Tots in the Park: weapons of any kind, music or video players, cell phones, matches or other fire starters, toys or games, valuables.


Summer Camps

  • Campers must have turned the required age by the time of the camp. Campers must also be capable of independently using the bathroom and being away from their parents or guardians for several hours at a time.
  • PNC reserves the right to cancel a camp due to insufficient enrollment. If cancelled, all fees will be fully refunded.
  • If you decide to take your child out of a camp after enrolling, 100% of the program fee will be refunded, provided you notify PNC by June 9th. If notice is received between June 9th and June 16th, a 50% refund will be issued. If notice is received after June 16th, there will be no refund.
  • As this is an outdoor program, PNC reserves the right to cancel a camp day due to severe weather (i.e., heat advisory, severe storms, etc.) for the safety of campers and PNC staff. Parents will be notified of the cancellation by email as soon as possible. Refunds will not be issued in the case of severe weather.
  • Campers should bring the following to each camp day: any necessary medication, weather-appropriate clothing, hat, closed-toe shoes, water bottle, healthy bag lunch (except for "Nature Olympics" campers not staying for lunch), sunblock, and insect repellent.
  • Campers are not allowed to bring any of the following to camp: weapons of any kind, music or video players, cell phones, matches or other fire starters, toys or games, valuables.

Registration

Early (member) registration opens to Friends of Pringle on March 4th. Public registration opens on March 11th (no public registrations will be accepted before that date). Please carefully read the registration instructions below before registering your child.


Tots in the Park Registration Instructions

  • A limited number of spots are available for this program in order to keep group sizes manageable and more enjoyable for families. The registration deadline for Tots in the Park is May 25th, 2020.
  • Each registration applies to one 10-11 am Monday session. When selecting spots, please purchase one for each session you would like to attend.
  • Registrations are accepted online and will not be taken over the phone. See below for registration instructions.
  • To enroll your child, complete the following steps: 1) purchase a spot using this link, then 2) complete a registration form. Registration is only complete when the registration form is completed and payment has been received.
  • Please complete a separate registration form for each child you are enrolling.
  • You should receive an email from PNC within two days acknowledging completion of enrollment.


Summer Camp Registration Instructions

  • A limited number of spots are available for each summer camp in order to keep camp sizes manageable and more enjoyable for campers. Registrations will not be accepted past the deadline listed below and no walk-ins will be accepted. The registration deadline for all summer camps is June 9th, 2020.
  • Each registration applies to an entire 4-day camp session. No partial registrations or payments will be accepted. Please notify us if your child will not participate in one of the camp days.
  • Registrations are accepted online and will not be taken in person or over the phone. See below for registration instructions.
  • To enroll your child, complete the following steps: 1) purchase a camp spot using this link, then 2) complete a registration form. Registration is only complete when payment has been received and the registration form is completed.
  • You may purchase camp spots for multiple children at one time, but please complete a separate registration form for each child you are enrolling. Indicate on the registration form the name you used when paying for camp spots if it differs from the contact information.
  • You should receive an email from PNC within two days acknowledging completion of enrollment.